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October 03, 2012
Trial court administrator is named
DALLAS -- Polk County Circuit Court Presiding Judge William Horner has named Dallas resident Heidi Bittick as trial court administrator.
The trial court administrator is the highest ranking nonjudicial employee of the trail court and is in charge of managing all court services and nonjudicial employees and preparing the budget, among other duties.
Bittick began working for the judicial department in Multnomah County as court operations specialist in 1991. She moved to Lincoln County in 1992 and was promoted to judicial assistant. Bittick moved to Polk County in 2003 and has been filling in as acting trial court administrator since July 2011.
The appointment was effective Sept. 17.
Polk Democrats will meet Thursday
DALLAS -- The Polk County Democratic Central Committee will hold its October meeting on Thursday at the Polk County Courthouse, 850 Main St., Dallas. Guests are asked to enter the building from the Jefferson Street side.
The agenda includes short remarks from candidates, election season volunteer opportunities and an interactive report from Wanda Davis, Polk County's only delegate to last month's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
Social time starts at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
For more information: Wanda Davis, 503-508-1428; email to firstname.lastname@example.org; on Facebook at facebook.com/PolkDemsOregon.
County 'Adopt-a-Road' cleanup set
POLK COUNTY -- Polk County will conduct an "Adopt-a-Road" cleanup day Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event takes place rain or shine.
More than 60 groups are members of the Polk County Adopt-A-Road program. Participants commit to keeping the Polk County road system free of debris twice a year on designated days in May and October. They also donate additional time throughout the year.
For more information on the Adopt-A-Road program: Donna Holloway, 503-623-9287 or email to email@example.com.
Hazardous waste collection on tap
INDEPENDENCE -- Polk County will sponsor a household hazardous waste collection event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday in downtown Independence.
The event will take place in the parking lot of Riverview Park off C Street. Citizens can bring their hazardous household chemicals to the site for free disposal.
Participants can bring unwanted pesticides, herbicides, paint, poisons, acids, caustic cleaners and other toxic household chemicals.
Businesses and farms must preregister for the drop-off and will be charged a small fee for disposal. To register as a business or farm, call 253-288-2813.
For questions and more information: Jim Solvedt, Polk County environmental health supervisor, 503-623-9237.
Help needed with Monmouth dog park
MONMOUTH -- Volunteers are needed to donate time and/or funding to help with the development of a dog park in Monmouth.
The Monmouth City Council recently added an off-leash dog park at Monmouth Recreational Park -- adjacent to Monmouth Elementary School -- to the town's list of long-range park projects.
An ad-hoc group of citizens is raising funds and acquiring materials to enhance the park, such as shade-covered benches and drinking fountains for people and dogs.
To help or for more information: Mark Fancy, community development director, 503-751-0147.
Dallas library posts new hours
DALLAS -- The Dallas Public Library returned to winter operating hours on Monday.
Library hours are Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information about library hours or activities: 503-623-2633.